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  1. davezedlee

    Why do we buy vintage drums vs modern drums?

    pretty sure the real reason people buy vintage drums is so that they can have 80 kits sitting on shelves its absurd the number of collectors there are; reminds me of sports cards, or the diamond industry artificial "scarcity"... it seems to be working
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    Your Top Ten Albums of 2010-2019

    bloom - beach house teen dream - beach house walls - kings of leon the party - andy schauf kintsugi - death cab for cutie a deeper understanding - the war on drugs american dream - lcd soundsystem alvvays - alvvays future me hates me - the beths antisocialites - alvvays
  3. davezedlee

    80's Remo Drums

    Ebony Pinstripes are two 10-mil plies PLUS the glue ring pretty much a yogurt container lid he was pushing the "piano approach" at the time, so probably wanted focus alongside the stacked "white-noise" cymbals
  4. davezedlee

    Refinishing a big kit-need help

    You’d be trading one crappy stain job for another... remember, all the shells need to somewhat match, which means all the removal results ALSO have to match Paint or wrap is the way... or aluminum flashing, in a pinch
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    Edges w/o a router?

    i think it was here years ago when i was in the same predicament, and someone suggested a Stanley Surform shaver its do-able, and i found the best technique was to use circular swiping motions at an angle, with a good raking light so you can see your progress... but it takes forever, and...
  6. davezedlee

    Advice Needed on Baring Edge problem

    Its so small that anything that you use to “fix” it might not hold up over time... but an epoxy putty might work
  7. davezedlee

    Huge drum haul. Lots of rust.. octobans, pearl FG, lots of cymbals..

    get yourself an ultrasonic cleaner, and you could save almost everything, with minimal effort put water in the cleaner, than parts in a jar or small tub with the evaporust put THAT jar in the water, and go... reduces the "overnight" aspect into "8 minutes"... plus it'll easily handle bolts...
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    O.T Amazing and Electrifying live Performances!

    all these years i thought they were a straight-up synth band...
  9. davezedlee

    What do you play along to?

    i pretty much approach every song as a "second guest" drummer, then either double whats happening (left-handed, if i can pull it off) or set up calls/responses with existing part
  10. davezedlee

    drums with head bigger than diameter...

    slap six thick gaskets on a drum and see if it turns your crank you'll get your answer in minutes, as opposed to months
  11. davezedlee

    Shell holes and JB Kwikwood?

    i rewrapped a bass drum for a client that replaced the original 4-hole spurs with a 3-hole set and used a similar epoxy putty stick, and it worked out fine, and was pretty easy to use
  12. davezedlee

    POLL: Sabian Logo Fallout - Still Buying Their Cymbals?

    First thing i do after getting a new cymbal i like is remove ALL logos, any brand... have done that for years, looks less NASCAR to me
  13. davezedlee

    O/T...Bike inner Tubes

    Also, the tire goop that you pour into the tube to fix minor punctures actually DOES work, but you need a Schrader for that... you unthread the pin in the valve If you happen to ride on garbage day, there’s usually a fine collection of broken glass everywhere
  14. davezedlee

    Do You Remember Where You Were 20 Years Ago Today When "More Cowbell" First Aired on SNL?

    i remember seeing it live at home, and thought it was hilarious i knew something was up when i hung out with a DJ friend either 1 or 2 saturdays after, and a dance track came up with a (duh) super busy cowbell pattern and a breakdown with Christopher Walken's quote this was the time of the...
  15. davezedlee

    Don't you hate it when your drum kit shows up for sale on CL..... and you were the last to know??

    i had someone use photos of a set i took in my kitchen for his ad... to be fair, when i googled the kit brand, my photo was the only one that came up
  16. davezedlee

    Is it possible to remove a re-ring from a shell?

    if you know someone who makes drums, see if he can route it out using an inside turning jig
  17. davezedlee

    Weird sound from Gretsch Hammered Steel Snare

    bottom head too loose, and snare wires not making proper contact because you're using solid plastic strips through the ends try some grosgrain ribbon, and a tuning key
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    “Smell The Mojo!”
  19. davezedlee

    Controversial Drum Tech: "What Drummer Would Hire Him After Poaching (Joey Kramer’s) Gig?"

    maybe the real title should be "Ever Wondered What Could Happen In A Man's Life That He'd Reach Middle Age Consumed By A Compulsive Obsession With Petty Jealousy"?
  20. davezedlee

    Controversial Drum Tech: "What Drummer Would Hire Him After Poaching (Joey Kramer’s) Gig?"

    ... the fact that they’re high-profile gigs probably raises his reputation even further
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